Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R1843



Summary and Implications

Fall 2003 brought great change to the Dairy Science curriculum with closure of the ISU-Ames Dairy Farm after 95 years as a teaching and research unit. But, considerable opportunity came linked to the change. In the next 2 to 3 years, ISU will sell the Ankeny Dairy Farm and use the proceeds to build a state-of-the-art dairy education and research facility near Ames. In the interim, the Ankeny farm will be utilized to continue the teaching, research, and outreach missions. There has been much activity related to dairy education and research in northeast Iowa with the N.E. Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation farm opening in conjunction with N.E. Iowa Community College and development of the N.W. Business Partnership in dairy.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University